Jeffrey D. Chen
Jeffrey Chen is a commercial and intellectual property litigator who is versed in all phases of litigation. He has conducted pre-filing investigations, managed fact and expert discovery, taken and defended depositions, and drafted and argued dispositive motions. As a key member of several trial teams, Jeff is experienced in preparing both commercial and patent infringement cases for trial.
Jeff’s patent litigation experience has involved a wide range of technologies, including cyber security software, wireless communications, semiconductor chip design, and emergency 9-1-1 communications. With a deft ability to maximize the strengths in his clients’ cases while capitalizing on the opponents’ weaknesses, Jeff has favorably resolved numerous contract-related business disputes in the high-tech, food and beverage, pharmacy, and financial sectors. Jeff also has significant experience in trademark enforcement and related litigation.
Prior to joining our team, Jeff practiced at a international law firm where he defended Fortune 50 financial institutions in a large number of commercial matters, securing countless judgments in favor of his clients in both state and federal courts.
In his free time, Jeff enjoys traveling to far-off (preferably tropical) destinations with his wife and toddler in tow. When he’s not traveling, Jeff can be found on the golf course, rooting for his beloved Texas Longhorns, or fiddling with his backyard smoker in his never-ending quest to smoke the perfect Texas BBQ brisket.
Awards & Recognition
- SuperLawyers Rising Stars
- Santa Clara University School of Law, J.D.
- University of Texas, Austin, B.A., Biology
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
- U.S. District Court, Central District of California
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
Ericsson Inc. et al. v. Apple Inc. Represented Ericsson in two patent lawsuits alleging that Apple’s iPhone line of products infringed Ericsson’s security, user interface, and platform architecture patents. Ericsson secured a global patent license agreement and settlement of all pending proceedings on highly favorable terms.
Vir2us, Inc. v. Invincea, Inc. et al. Secured favorable settlement on behalf of patent holder in litigation involving secure storage technology.
MOSAID Technologies Inc. v. LSI Corporation. Represented MOSAID Technologies Inc. in a breach of contract action involving an assignment of WLAN patents. Secured a favorable settlement after obtaining a judgment of liability.
Duckhorn Wine Company v. Duck Walk Vineyards, Inc. Represented Duckhorn Wine Company in a breach of contract action to enforce prior settlement agreement. After obtaining an order denying Duck Walk’s motion to dismiss Duckhorn’s claims, secured a favorable settlement and entry of judgment imposing geographic limitations on Duck Walk’s sale of certain wines and requiring geographic indicators on Duck Walk’s wine labels.
Mediostream v. Microsoft et al. Bunsow De Mory Smith & Allison was hired on shortly before trial to prepare and try this patent case involving video encoding technology, and successfully resolved without the need for a trial.
Duckhorn Wine Company v. Hill Wine Company LLC. Represented Duckhorn Wine Company in a trademark infringement matter related to Duckhorn’s famous duck-related marks. Secured confidential settlement in the early stages of litigation to effectively minimize attorney fees and costs.
Duckhorn Wine Company v. Duck Commander Inc. Represented Duckhorn Wine Company in a trademark infringement matter against a much larger Napa Valley winery and Duck Command (of Duck Dynasty fame). Secured confidential settlement in the early stages of litigation to ensure future protection of Duckhorn’s famous duck-related marks.
Silicon Space Technologies v. eSilicon Corp. Represented Silicon Space Technologies in trade secret misappropriation and copyright infringement cases. The matters settled favorably for Silicon Space Technology as the trade secret case was being prepped for trial.